Somerset, PA

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Somerset profile

Living in Somerset

Somerset is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,901 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Somerset is the 218th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Somerset is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Somerset is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerset who work in office and administrative support (11.82%), sales jobs (8.73%), and healthcare (7.88%).

Residents of the borough have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.11 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Somerset overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Somerset, 22.31% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Somerset in 2010 was $25,146, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,584 for a family of four. However, Somerset contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Somerset home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Somerset residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Somerset include German, Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Somerset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.